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TRUNK OR TREAT: Katahdin Area Service Unit and surrounding Girl Scout Troops will be hosting a Trunk or Treat for the public on Saturday, October 13th at 5 PM. The event will be held at the YMCA Park in Dover-Foxcroft. Dress up and bring your children. The Service Unit asks that for every person that comes to bring a can of good or non-perishable food and the Troops will be donating them to their local food cupboard. All are invited to attend.
Pine Tree hospice’s Lunch ‘n Learn program will be held on Tuesday, September 18th from 11 AM to 1 PM. The topic up for discussion will be Cooking for One. It can be a challenge when one is grieving to prepare food not to mention learning how to cook for only one person. Pine Tree Hospice can help you with some ideas and suggestions. Barb Austin will speak, demonstrate, and answer questions. This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support and is free of charge. The program is open to anyone in the community who has experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past. A nutritious lunch will be served. To pre-register for Lunch ‘n Learn, contact the Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email
POULTRY WORKSHOP: University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County is holding a poultry workshop for prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers. The program will be offered twice on Thursday, September 20th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM and from 6 to 8:30 PM at the UMaine Extension office on 165 E Main Street. Workshop topics will include poultry breeds, year-round housing, health and nutrition, demonstrations of various waterers and lighting options, and ideas for do-it-yourself poultry equipment. Extension educator Donna Coffin and Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight will lead the workshop. The program is free; pre-registration is required. Register for the workshop online at For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-564-3301 or visit

POTLUCK SUPPER MEETING: Blanchard Preservation Society will hold a potluck supper meeting on Saturday, September 22nd at 5 PM. The meeting will be held at the meeting house. After supper, the group will hear from Game Warden, Troy Dauphine. Troy grew up in the area and will share some of his experiences as a warden.
COFFEE HOUSE: The Garland Community Baptist Church will be holding a coffee house on Saturday, September 22nd at 6:30 PM. There will be live music and fellowship. No admission, all are welcome to attend. The Church is located at 24 Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-6475 or

MILITARY APPRECIATION SUPPER: The Parkman Grange invites active and retired military and the public to join them for a Military Appreciation Supper on Saturday, September 22nd from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. This is a chance for all to show support of the military. The menu includes ham, hot dogs, beans, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, cake and ice cream. The meal is free to military, all others by donation. A patriotic quilt will be raffled off free to a lucky vet. The Parkman Grange is located at the corner of State Highway 150 and North Dexter Road. For more information contact 277-3942.
LEFTY’S GRILL OPEN: Ripely United Methodist Church will be opening Lefty’s Grill on Saturday, September 22nd from 11 AM to 2 PM, weather permitting. The grill will be set-up outdoors even with light showers, but indoor dining will be available as a option. The menu will include, Angus burgers, hot or sweet Italian sausages, red or brown hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water, or root beer floats and homemade strawberry shortcake. The free stuff: sliced cheese, fried onions, raw onions, fried peppers, and condiments. Plenty of chairs and friendly faces. Come for lunch, stay for a chat. The Church is located at 12 W Ripley Road. Proceeds to benefit Ripley UMC fuel fund. Check out the menu and price list on Facebook: "Ripley Methodist Church".
BENEFIT DINNER: The Plymouth community will be holding a benefit dinner on Saturday, September 22nd from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for Billy and Carol Hayes. The menu for the dinner includes baked beans, American chop suey, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, coffee and dessert. The dinner will be held at the Hall of Flags at the Plymouth Church on 1913 Moosehead Trail. Keep in mind, this is a by donation dinner. Bill and Carol own and operate the Dilly Dally Organic Farm. Bill had to have both of his feet amputated due to a blood disease in July. Let’s join together to help this family in their time of need. For more information contact Linda Seavey at 257-4223, Laurine Farrah at 416-7101 or Linda Currier at 257-4185.
HARVEST FAIR: The Town of Guilford will be holding their annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, September 22nd from 11 AM to 2 PM. The fair will be held at the Museum and the Braeburn Lot on North Main Street. There will be Floyd’s hot dogs available for sale along with a number of activities to participate in, including, hay rides, hay maze, decorating pumpkins, live music, tours of Elmwood Cemetery, plus more. Create a life size scarecrow to help decorate the town for the season and bring it to the festival to be put somewhere in town on display. All are invited to attend. A rain date has been set for Saturday, October 6th.
RETIRED EDUCATORS MEETING: The Piscataquis County Retired Educators will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 11:30 AM. The meeting will be held at The Red Maple Inn. Attendees are reminded to bring an item for the Silent Auction and that September is ‘dues’ month. If you are a retired educator and live in the Piscataquis area you are invited to join the group.
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR RUMMAGE/YARD SALE: The Peoples United Methodist Church will have their annual Fall Yard/Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 6th from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. There will be a bake sale, adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, appliances, furniture, plus much more. The Church is now accepting donations of rummage/yard items. You may drop-off items at the church. Donations may be able to be picked-up by contacting the Church at 368-4404 to make arrangements. The Church is located at 131 Main Street.
American Legion Post #105 and Dr. Doherty will host a Harvest Health and Safety Expo that will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 9 AM to 4 PM. The event will be located at the American Legion Post on 81 North Street. Vendors are currently being sought to take part in this event. If interested in participating contact 207-341-0787 or email: The Expo is sponsored by Hometown Health.
CONTRA DANCE: A New England Contra Dance will be held at the Finn Hall on Route 15 on Saturday, September 22nd. Dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. The cost will be $8 per person with family discounts. Dudley Laufman is the caller. For more information contact (207) 997-3723.

OPEN COUNTRY JAM: The Central Maine Country Music Association (CMCMA) will be holding an Open Country Jam on the third Friday of each month. The next jam will be held on Friday, September 21st from 5:30 to 9 PM. This event is being held to raise funds in support of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame (HOF). Great music, fellowship and prizes await those who attend. The CMCMA has announced a new meal policy for its monthly Country Jam. Anyone who attends the monthly jam and brings a dish to share will be admitted and eat free. Others, who meet a $5 minimum donation requirement at the door will also eat free. Anyone who does not meet this criteria will be required to pay $5 to participate in the meal. Hot dogs, beverages, snacks and packaged desserts will be sold separately. Coffee will also be available by donation. As always, individuals with a disability and children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. For more information contact, President Jim Fraser at (207) 416-6602. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. The jam will be held the at Corinna Elementary School located at 42 Stetson Road.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 PM. The meeting will be held at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (the house next to the church) on the Dexter Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18th. The meetings are open to anyone in the community or surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information contact Carol at 278-7952.

BENEFIT BOTTLE DRIVE: A bottle drive will be held on Saturday, September 29th from 9 AM to 1 PM to benefit the Widows and Orphans Food Cupboard. You can drop-off returnables any Friday evening from 6 to 6:30 PM at the food cupboard.
CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Canaan Fire and Rescue will be holding their Annual Chicken Barbecue and Yard Sale on Saturday, September 22nd. The yard sale will be held from 9 AM to 2 PM and the barbecue will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM. Currently tables are available for $10 each. Set-up for the yard sale begins at 8:30 AM. The event will be held at the Fire Station on 265 Main Street in Canaan. For more information or if interested in reserving a table contact Carolyn at 431-6631.
SPINNING GROUP: The Dexter Spinning Group will be held at the Abbott Memorial Library on Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Come join the group as all fiber are arts welcome. The church is located at 1 Church Street.
VENDORS SOUGHT FOR CRAFT FAIR: The Harmony Community Center will be holding a craft fair on Saturday, October 13th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Tables are currently available at $10 each. For more information contact Carolyn at 683-5237 or Cheryl at 683-5621.
CRAFTING AND MOVIE NIGHT: The River Run Church of the Nazerene will be holding a crafting session and movie night on Friday, September 21st. The crafting session will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Attendees will work on lap blankets, afghans, or quilts to be donated to those in hospice care, nursing homes, or for children in crisis. Hot and cold drinks will be available. Then, at 6 PM, enjoy family friendly movie will be offered. Free popcorn and drinks will be available. These events are free and open to everyone. The crafting session and movie night will be held in the Town Meeting Room of the Detroit Town Hall located at 35 South Main Street. For more information, on these events or about the River Run Church of the Nazarene, contact and leave a message at (207) 487-5517. Missed calls will be returned as soon as possible.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING: The Pittsfield Republican Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 19th at the Pittsfield Public Library. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM. All Pittsfield Republicans are invited.